The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky has a staff of approximately 48 attorneys and 47 support personnel. The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft. Mitchell and London, Kentucky. Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Attorney's Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.
This is an anticipated vacancy.
This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 24 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
This position is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This position offers an exciting and challenging career opportunity. The Department of Justice has a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women and is tasked with ensuring the protection of all Americans, while preserving constitutional freedoms. The position provides an opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal law (criminal and civil) and protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The Mission of the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) is to vigorously enforce the criminal laws of the United States, to effectively represent the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and to promote the public safety needs of the community through an efficient, well-coordinated law enforcement effort.
In all matters, our responsibilities are to promote the fair and impartial administration of justice, adhering to the highest ethical, professional and performance standards; to promote effective partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and the community at large in furtherance of law enforcement; to protect the rights of citizens, victims of crime and witnesses; to enhance community safety by reducing crime and the fear of crime, through outreach and education; and to inspire confidence in the criminal justice system.
This position will serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud Division. Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Litigation handled by the Fraud Division helps to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property of our citizens.
The selected candidate will be responsible for white collar criminal prosecutions involving financial institutions and the forfeiture of assets gained from or used in the commission of crimes. The position will involve working with a team of investigators to review suspicious activity reports submitted to the United States by financial institutions, and conducting related investigations, prosecutions and forfeiture actions in United States District Court.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Conditions Of Employment
• You must be a United States Citizen or National.
• Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
• You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
• J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
• Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Successful candidates should possess experience in eLitigation, IT support services, and automated litigation support practices and software. While not required, significant experience with complex civil or criminal litigation is preferred. Successful candidates should also have a strong academic background, the demonstrated ability to produce high quality work, possess superior oral and written communication skills, possess strong character and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates must also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements, including the knowledge and ability to effectively use automated litigation support to acquire, organize, analyze and present evidence, create databases and manage documents.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
All applications must be submitted through USAJobs by the closing date, May 15, 2020. The vacancy announcement can be located at USAJobs URL https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567546100
The contact for this vacancy is Lois Elam who can be reached at Lois.Elam@usdoj.gov or 859-685-4929.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.